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Villa D'Este | 1970

By Haver, Nunn and Jenson for Del Trailor Gold Key Homes

Villa D'Este by Haver Nunn and Jenson for Del Trailor in ScottsdaleVilla D'Este is a close cousin to other earlier Del Trailor developments such as Golden Keys, Hillcrest and its close neighbor Villa Adrian. Not only does it represent the changing tastes and lock-n-leave lifestlye that Trailor became famous for as his infill developments continued to thrive through the early 1970s, it also represents a radical departure from the midcentury modern architectural style (which was conisdered to be passé) to postmodern revival of Italianate design. Villa D'Este by Haver Nunn and Jenson for Del Trailor in ScottsdaleAs typical with Del Trailor development, the entry monuments feature dramatic lighting and iron work. Villa D'Este by Haver Nunn and Jenson for Del Trailor in ScottsdaleTrailor wanted his developments to contribute to the walkable urban lifestyle for active seniors, which is what makes Villa Adrian and Villa D'Este two prime examples of early high-density development that is close in-town to many shopping amenities in downtown Scottsdale. Villa D'Este by Haver Nunn and Jenson for Del Trailor in ScottsdaleThe ironwork often seen in Gold Key Home developments is particlarly off the charts in this neighborhood. Most remarkable is this singular birdcage style balcony enclosure as well as geometric detailing in other balconies and security gates.Villa D'Este by Haver Nunn and Jenson for Del Trailor in ScottsdaleVilla D'Este by Haver Nunn and Jenson for Del Trailor in ScottsdaleAs in the case at Golden Keys, some of the facades in Villa D'Este feature below-ground garages to de-emphasize their prominence.Villa D'Este by Haver Nunn and Jenson for Del Trailor in ScottsdaleVilla D'Este by Haver Nunn and Jenson for Del Trailor in ScottsdaleVilla D'Este by Haver Nunn and Jenson for Del Trailor in ScottsdaleVilla D'Este by Haver Nunn and Jenson for Del Trailor in ScottsdaleVilla D'Este by Haver Nunn and Jenson for Del Trailor in ScottsdaleVilla D'Este by Haver Nunn and Jenson for Del Trailor in ScottsdaleVilla D'Este by Haver Nunn and Jenson for Del Trailor in Scottsdale Photos ©2019 Modern Phoenix LLC The Ralph Haver Archive